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EODM & U2 STAND TOGETHER (UPDATE)

Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris a little more than three weeks since a wave of terrorist attacks swept over the city. In a moment of solidarity, reflection and hope, Interscope's U2 invited the band on stage during the AccorHotels Arena stop of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour Monday night. The concert is airing on HBO this week (check local listings).

Seen above are EODM manager Marc Pollack, U2’s Adam Clayton, EODM’s Jesse Hughes, Eden Galindo, Matt McJunkins and Julian Dorio, Hughes' fiancé, Tuesday Cross, EODM’s Davey Catching, Bono, The Edge, U2 manager Guy Oseary, EODM soundman Shawn London, U2’s Larry Mullin Jr.,EODM drum tech Justin “Boot” DeMeulenaere and EODM tour manager Steev Toth.

Before their entrance, Bono announced, "They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. We would like to offer them ours tonight."

EODM then performed Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" together with U2. In a solo performance, EODM also lifted spirits with their own "I Love You All the Time," which the band have asked their friends to cover as part of the Play It Forward initiative launched by frontman Jesse Hughes and founding member Joshua Homme with the purpose of donating all their publishing on the covers to the victims.


“We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 attacks," shared Hughes. "They reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock ’n rollers cannot either…and we never will. We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock ‘n roll with so many of the beautiful people—nos amis—of this great city. Thank you to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam, thank you to their wonderful management, thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016. See you again in February, Paris.”

The band members returned to the Bataclan theater on Tuesday morning for the first time since the attacks. They laid flowers on the makeshift shrine outside the theater, embraced and wiped away tears.

EODM will reschedule their Euro tour in 2016 and play Paris again in February.

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